Monday, September 30, 2013

The Weekend That Was - last in September style

We kicked off the weekend with a Mexican fiesta at Dad & Carol's. Ole!
Saturday morning bathroom cleaning and food prep: scrambled eggs with broccoli and cheese for this week's breakfasts. Turkey barley veggie soup for lunches.
I headed north for a wine tour to celebrate Aunt Carrie's 60th. Glorious weather and a fabulously fun day celebrating one of my favorite ladies. I was a good boozer and drank a lot of water, rendering me fit come Sunday morning. p.s. I think we encountered vampires. I'm not kidding.
I did a self mani & pedi (OPI Queen of d'Nile and Essie Penny Talk) and started Crazy Rich Asians.

One of this week's dinners: cowboy stew, recipe courtesy of my lovely work Kim - 1.5 lb ground beef browned and drained, 2 cans of mixed veg, 2 cans of rotel (drained), a can of black beans and 2 cans of minestrone soup. Heat through. I'll make corn bread to accompany this on Tuesday.

Sunday dinner and one of my favorite comfort foods - Judy's Chicken: season chicken breasts. Top with slices of deli cheese (I used Cooper Sharp). Cover with a can of cream of chicken soup. Top with sliced tomatoes (or if they're not in season, drain a big can of petite diced well and top with those). Final layer: melt a bit of butter and mix with Stove Top. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. To be an extra fat ass, serve with buttery egg noodles and a side of green beans.

The return of The Good Wife.
The return of Homeland.

My TV-loving self is atwitter with glee.

Where did September go? What did you get into this weekend?

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21 comments:

  1. I really need to get into some good tv. I hear I'm missing a lot!

    I'm glad the winery tour was nice. Looks like a beautiful day!

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  2. Looks like a fantastic weekend with lots of good food!

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  3. I loved all your IG photos this weekend, looked like a faboosh time!! We made it through our spending freeze!!!!!

    Cowboy stew looks de-LISH!!!

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  4. You mean Jusy's Chicken!

    I watched a boatload of TV this weekend, including watching The Good Wife last night. Trying to not get too far behind too early.

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  5. Looks like you have perfect weather for the celebration! That cowboy stew sounds amazing!

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  6. Beautiful weekend! Love the winery touring! Perfect way to celebrate. Just could not watch Homeland last night-too intense. I will watch it later. DVR'ed The Mentalist, too.-also intense. Thanks to the universe for this continued superb weather & for Rich's colonoscopy to be over already, and his healthy colon.
    Carpe diem!!!
    Love your MOMMA

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  7. The wine tour sounds awesome and good for you for drinking water like a responsible adult! I always forget that part. Also, everyone's fall nails has me jealous. I need a trip to Target to freshen up my nail polish supply ASAP!

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  8. I can't believe September is ending already! the wine tour sounds fun, I would not have been responsible tho.. good for you!

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  9. I need to remember never to read your weekend posts when I'm hungry!
    Looks like a good weekend:)

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  10. Wow looks like you had a great weekend. I love all of the pictures. If I could only document my weekend as well as you do I would be a-okay! Haha Vampires ...really?

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  11. So, were the vampires hot? I always imagine Vampires to be flawless like they are on TV.

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  12. I am jealous of your wine tour. I loved all of your IG pictures this weekend.

    Crazy Rich Asians keeps coming up as a recommendation for me on Amazon, but I have heard mixed reviews. What do you think so far?

    Did you get to watch Good Wife last night?!?!?

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  13. a wine tour sounds like heaven right about now!

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  14. I love winerys! What is Crazy Rich Asians? Lol

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  15. YUM!!! I want some of Judy's Chicken now!! I think I have all the ingredients for this one!! Go me!!

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  16. So jealous of all the food!! And I read it fast and thought the crazy asians were in reference to manicure... could happen.

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  17. "To be an extra fat ass..." HA! Of course I would include that step :)

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  18. What a great weekend filled with good food and good friends! The cowboy stew sounds amazing.

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  19. I love your weekend summaries. It's awesome how you balance everything.

    I need to go on a wine tour. Or maybe I just need wine. Definitely one of those.

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  20. Oh My GOSH. All of that sounds amazing. Excuse me as I bust out in a fatty chorus of "FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD"...and then run to the kitchen. It must be dinner time.

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